One of the most anticipated Madison Common Council meetings in years (some are comparing it to the Super Bowl and devising play-at-home drinking games) coincides with a forecasted blizzard Tuesday night. That means city government geeks from Wexford Ridge to Richmond Hill will be putting off their shoveling to watch the action on the Madison City Channel (or via a feed its website).
The occasion, of course, is debate over the future of the Edgewater Hotel expansion project (agenda here). Since the city Landmarks Commission failed to award the proposal with a "certificate of appropriateness" on November 30, the only way for the project to move forward is for a "super majority" of 14 city alders to approve it at tonight's council meeting. With two alders -- Michael Schumacher and Larry Palm -- scheduled to be absent, only five alders need vote against it for the project to fail.
Some fun live blogging technology allows us to not just report the goings-on live from the council floor, but invite you to join in from your couch.
Simply tune in here, to this post, this evening (the meeting is scheduled to start at 6:30 pm) and launch the window below. The rest is self-explanatory.
We hope to see you later!